Three more teachers fired in Chiengi for sexually abusing pupils

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The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) of Zambia has dismissed three teachers in Luapula Province for sexually abusing pupils.

This comes a day after three other teachers and a security guard were sent on forced leave at Kasama Girls Secondary School pending investigations into allegations of sexual abuse and professional misconduct after revelations by an anonymous letter that surfaced on social media making serious allegations of widespread sexual exploitation of school girls at the institution resulting in pregnancies.

Commission Chairperson Jennifer Chiwela says the dismissed teachers were sexually abusing their students at a named school in Chiengi District.

Ms. Chiwela said the Commission will not hesitate to discipline any teacher found wanting.

She reminded the teachers to always refer to their code of ethics so that they are not found wanting.

Ms. Chiwela was speaking in Lusaka on Thursday in the aftermath of allegations that have also prompted the Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Zambia to institute its own investigations.

And the Basic Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) General Secretary Jeffery Simunthala said the union will not defend any teacher found wanting.

Sexual abuse of female learners and trainees has become topical this month as allegations of trainee women police officers at the country’s premier Police training academy at Lilayi in Lusaka came under scrutiny.

The allegations of misconduct by instructors and senior officers at Lilayi are also the subject of an HRC investigation.

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  1. We wish the Public Service Commission to act the same way with teachers in Nakonde District who are also alleged to have been abusing the pupils and hear some among them have even appeared before the Courts of law today and are on bail.For more detail the relevant authorities could contact the DEBS Office.

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  2. We would like the Public Service Commission to act the same way with teachers in Nakonde District who are also alleged to have been abusing the pupils and hear some among them have even appeared before the Courts of law today the 28/01/17 and are on bail.For more detail the relevant authorities could contact the DEBS Office/Nakonde

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  3. The abuse of women trainee officers in the civilian kapokola service is too high! Something needs to be done as well there!
    Elo this is good that finally the people in authority are begining to check on the these tuma teachers that have been causing havoc with the kids for too long now! This attitude amongst (some) teachers has tarnished the reputation of their colleagues who are innocent- teachers must stop this vice, elo if there are govt officers that have enjoyed good conditions of service they are the same teachers and this is how they repay the nation as a whole, what a terrible shame!

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  4. These sexual pests shud b flushed out of the system, our Dotas ain’t safe…, they are rendering them secondhand..!!! Getting top soup sure…?

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  5. Parents, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, grandparents, friends and all relatives. Please encourage any girls who has been abused or witnessed any type of sexual abuse to come out. Tell them not to feel ashamed and for them to tell someone. This is the only way to stop this and put those responsible behind bars. I hope they are locked away for a long time. This is what happens when a president allows people like General Kanene to go free and the bad example he as a president is setting. Lungu is not a real lawyer because if he was, Kanene would and should be behind bars right now. It is very disappointing and unacceptable behaviour from a president and shows he is a weak president. Lead by example and if you cannot let someone else do your job!

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